Film Series: The Departure

2017. USA. Dir: Lana Wilson. With Ittetsu Nemoto. Documentary. 97 min.

This portrait of a Japanese punk-rocker turned Buddhist suicide-prevention counselor translates the emotional complexities surrounding mortality into cinematic terms, eschewing explanatory narration to instead quietly explore the everyday pain shared by the priest and his patients. Screening to be followed by a Q&A with director Wilson ’05.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free